Your trail gun (hiking)

Your trail gun (hiking)

This is a discussion on Your trail gun (hiking) within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have seemed to lean toward my Charter 44 Spl. for years as my packing gun while deer hunting or knocking through the woods. ..but ...

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    Your trail gun (hiking)

    I have seemed to lean toward my Charter 44 Spl. for years as my packing gun while deer hunting or knocking through the woods. ..but I recently purchased a Rossi 44 mag snubbie that may fit the bill...but I also have been known to tote a Glock 36 ...

    We have alot of black bears in this area .. I've seen them from est. 250 to 450 + lbs








    What do you guys carry in the woods ???
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    I haven't been in the deep woods on a trail for years but if I did that regular I think I'd carry something like a Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 Magnum.
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    Dont swim in the ocean dont walk in the woods I would have to pull a walking dead move an shoot you in the knee to get away:)

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    I'm not much of a hiker. But about a decade ago when I was in Montana hiking I had my trusty Ruger P90 with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy1960 View Post
    I haven't been in the deep woods on a trail for years but if I did that regular I think I'd carry something like a Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 Magnum.

    I recently sold my Ruger SBH...great gun..super strong..and reliable ...but heavy...
    My first rule in looking at a carry gun...is will I carry it ...
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    I really like my P90..and P97 ..and they both feed LSWC like crazy...thats my down fall with the Glocks (unless a aftermarket barrel is used) they are a no no with lead..

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    Ruger GP 100 .357 in the back pack. LCR .38 on the hip.

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    A G36. Black Bears here, so I feel I'm good to go. Carried a G26 before we got further into the sticks.

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    hiking? In Florida? I'd have to have air conditioning or its a no go.

    .....but if I ever decided to brave the elements again, it would be my Glock 30SF on my side.
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    Black bears have really different tendencies from brown. A brown, you better kill it or it's gonna kill you (or more likely you'll be mortally wounding it and it dies after killing you). A black bear pretty much always runs away after getting shot (or even shot at). In black bear country I'm pretty confident carrying whatever I've been carrying for 2 legged threats. We don't have brown bears anywhere near me.

    Moose on the other hand, go 2 hours north of me and those are around...and those scare the bejeesus out of me. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be acquiring a 500 S&W one of these days for moose country carry, and even then I'm gonna feel a bit under-gunned. Moose scare me 10x as much as black bears...
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    If I'm out away from civilization, it's commonly a Glock 23 on the trails. 13+1 of .40 in a fairly light, if not compact, package. Plus if it gets banged up or even lost, I won't shed any tears like I would over my 1911s.
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    Where there are bears it's my 3" S&W 629. If there are no bears it's my 4" S&W 66.
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    Out in the boondocks I generally carry a .38 special. If bear will be sharing the woods I go with a stoutly loaded Blackhawk in .45 Colt. If it's warm enough for snakes to be out the first two chambers of either one is loaded with shotshells.

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